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Bora Bora (Tahiti), Micronesia and Pacific

Bora Bora in the Pacific is an almost mystical diving holiday location. Located approximately 200 miles north west of Tahiti and one hour’s flight from Papeete, Bora Bora is the definition of a Pacific island paradise. Dive in crystal clear waters, shallow lagoon, white sand beach and palm trees swaying like the grass skirts of the local traditional dancers. Luxury, excusive hotels and dive resorts are based on the most stunning picture postcard locations, staying in over water or beach side villas. Explore this paradise island above and below the water and live the polynesian dream.

The diving is equally seductive. The warm waters of the lagoon offer superb diving with a huge variety of coral and marine life. Outside the lagoon you can explore the deeper ocean waters and sheer wall sites where many pelagic fish, snappers, barracuda, moral eels, turtles and grey, lemon and black tip shark may be encountered. One of the highlights accessible to all levels of diver is the feeding manta rays. Also in season (Aug-Oct) migrating humpback whales may be spotted. Bora Bora enjoys a tropical climate with average temperature 27C. The wet season is Nov-Apr and the dry season May-Oct. February and March are the hottest and most humid months with heavy rainfall. The dry season offers better dive conditions with usually excellent visibility. If you wish to combine the trip of a lifetime with diving memories to last a lifetime, then this is the location for you.

Culture and Activites
Bora Bora is still very much a local island servicing the luxury hotel and dive resorts tourism industry. Local villages are charming and the swaying cocunut trees have long provided copra. Traditional fishing boats bring in the daily catch. On Sundays the local church bears withness to the islands missionary heritage. Approximately 140 miles from Tahiti it is well worth stopping at Papete for a few nights to explore the island.


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Fact File

Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Year round

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 26-29°C

Visibility: 30-60m 

Top Dive Sites: Tapu, Muri Muri (White Valley), Teavanui Pass, Toopua, The Aquarium, Anau, Tupitipiti & Tupai (by private boat only).

Great Reasons to Dive in Bora Bora, Tahiti

  • Unbelievably, spectacular Pacific island to stay a
  • Colourful hard & sof corals teeming with fish life
  • Easy novice & drift dives
  • All manner of Rays from Leopard & Eagle to Manta
  • Humpback Whales (Aug-Oct)
  • Shark diving black tip , lemon, gray, white tip and hammerheads.
  • Experience polynesian culture, stop over in Tahiti.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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